Sabriel receives an otherworldly message from her father, Abhorsen, which leads her on a quest into the Old Kingdom and through the Gates of Death to find him and prevent a malevolent creature called Kerrigor from destroying the Land of the Living. Along the way, she learns to look beyond appearances for the true faces of friends and enemies, and grows to accept that Death comes for everyone at some point.

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